Struggling with Depression and Dieting

The value of working through a situation, problem, or issue with someone else sometimes is critical to kick-starting a weight-loss goal, or continuing with a weight loss goal - especially if you feel like you're struggling!

The following highlights what researchers discovered about combining your weight-loss efforts with the support of someone else:

If you're depressed, getting your mood up may help you move the needle on your scale DOWN!

Researchers divided 203 heavy women into two groups; half focused only on dropping pounds, while the other half combined counseling with weight -loss efforts.

After six months, all slimmed down, but those whose spirits lifted lost nine pounds, compared with only four or two, respectively, for those whose mood remained unchanged or worsened.  (Source: Group Health Research Institute, Seattle. Good Housekeeping July 2011)

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